The game
The awele game is present in all Africa. Wari, solo, mankala, awèlé... names change : more than 200 have been enumerated ! Rules vary themselves slightly. Nevertheless the game is the same. Here is one of simplest variants of the wari.
    The equipment
This game plays on an apron carved in woods (rarely in stone or in metal) or well dug to even the ground. The apron comprises two rows 6 squares each. The two rows constitute respective camps of South players and North. We play with 48 identicals pawns (the seeds).
In the beginning of the game, each square receives four seeds.
    The goal of the game
The goal of the game is to capture the greatest number of seeds. Seeds having no distinct color for each camp, they belong to the two players during the play. But each player is brought to capture some, he places them then in its reserve.
    The game
At each move the player takes the content of one of the squares not empty of his own camp and sow the seeds one by one in the next squares, anticlockwise.
Play "d"
    In the course of a seedling, you have never to give seed in the square of departure.
Play "e"
    If the last sown seed falls in an adverse square containing 1 or 2 seeds, the player captures the content of this square (including the last seed that it comes to sow). It takes equally the content of preceding adverse squares if the former contain then 2 or 3 seeds. These squares allowing supplementary plugs have to form a uninterrupted chain.
All plugs are definitive ; they constitute the gain of the player.
Play "e"
Capture "D" et "C"

    As long as it is possible, the player has to provide seeds to its adversary ("to feed him"). The player that infringes this prescription, in gathering all seeds on its side, depriving thus its partner the possibility to play, is punished : its adversary gathers then to its profit all resting seeds.
    The game  
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